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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Toooo many pages, most negotiations occur with a counter offer form which is only one page.

Jul 08, 2019 12:23 AM
Rainmaker
2,929,988
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

We have several approved forms that we must use, depending on the type of transaction.  Our residential 1 - 4 contract has 8 pages, plus a courtesy page to confirm payment of earnest money, option fee, and who represent who.

Jul 08, 2019 04:14 AM
Rainmaker
280,620
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

In Maryland the Sate contract is 10 pages. There is also another regional contract used in the DMV that is similar.

Jul 08, 2019 03:31 AM
Rainmaker
1,413,765
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

No, NY is an attorney state - real estate agents do not fill in contracts.

Jul 08, 2019 03:09 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

We do but, for negotiations, we use email - or in recent years, mostly text. Our Contract is now 13 pages long. I believe it was 5 when I started in the business!

Jul 08, 2019 05:26 AM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Yes the NAR (NH assoc of Realtors) has prepared standard forms for us here in NH. There is no standard days though, the days are blank for us to fill in. 

Jul 08, 2019 05:17 AM
Rainmaker
614,449
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Raleigh - Cary Triangle Real Estate 919-602-8489

Yes. 13 pages including the page where due diligence and earnest money is signed for. It does not include addendums or agency disclosure.

Jul 08, 2019 04:54 AM
Rainmaker
3,009,660
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Without addendums, our offer to purchase agreement is 13 pages. I believe we do have sanctioned forms for negotiations, but I can't say I've seen anyone use them ever in a negotiation in my 20 years in Charlotte real estate. We tend to negotiate back and forth via email to have a record.

Jul 08, 2019 04:19 AM
Rainmaker
2,850,322
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

For a residential contract it's 12 pages, for new construction 14.  Yes, it is statewide

Jul 08, 2019 03:04 AM
Rainmaker
2,771,844
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Yes. 

Standard Purchase without all the required attachments is 10 pages. 

Jul 08, 2019 08:45 AM
Rainmaker
746,023
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

We have state-approved Contract to Purchase for offers & P&S form (7 pages)

Jul 08, 2019 08:16 AM
Rainmaker
529,117
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

Yes, the Standard RE Contract. It was 3 pages, the latest one is 5 pages. 

Jul 08, 2019 07:57 AM
Rainmaker
659,756
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Our Statewide contract is 10 pages with a advisory attached to make it 11. Additional pages, such as the Agency Disclosures and Wire Fraud Advisory and forms used regionally can balloon the total of pages past 50. That is before negotiations start. Counter Offer is only 1 page unless there are addenda.

Jul 08, 2019 06:47 AM
Rainmaker
5,303,720
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

We have regional contracts and they are too long.

Jul 08, 2019 06:24 AM
Rainmaker
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Corinne Guest
Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company - Barrington, IL
Barrington Lifestyles

Down state use different forms to Chicagoland. Theirs is short, they don't use attorneys (mostly). Ours is 3 x as long, we use attorneys (mostly). See the trend here?

Jul 08, 2019 06:10 AM
Rainmaker
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

We have less then a dozen State approved forms Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS and I used those forms when I was active but several brokerages in my area did not.

 

BTW or State OTP is only 3 pages.

Jul 08, 2019 05:55 AM
Rainmaker
3,266,454
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

There are statewide forms, advisories, addenda, and a full range of other documents for all types of real estate listing and sale activities to keep everyone "safe" but not necessarily "sane" in honor of our recent Independence Day celebrations.  

Jul 08, 2019 05:54 AM
Rainmaker
4,903,539
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

that depends on the attorneys and their willingness to cooperate with each other....I've witnessed many mud fights!!!  imagine that?????

Jul 08, 2019 05:17 AM
Rainmaker
3,196,675
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Simply put, yes and too many!

Jul 08, 2019 04:36 AM
Rainmaker
1,060,386
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty

I did not count them. We have packeges in our realty.

Jul 08, 2019 03:17 PM
Rainmaker
792,771
Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs

Yes, the residential sales agreement is 11 pages, without any addendums or disclosures.  Interestingly, a recent buyer made an offer to an FSBO seller.  Seller sent the offer to his attorney to review. The attorney called me; his first comment was the residential sales agreement was only one page when he started practicing law. (he is in his 80's). I mentioned it was now 11 pages because of attorneys.

Jul 08, 2019 01:07 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

Yes we have standard contract forms. The average page amount - is most likely 30 to 40 as we have a number of addendums to be attached for either the buyers or sellers.

Jul 08, 2019 10:35 AM
Rainmaker
1,218,737
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yes, the California association puts out a series of forms... but there is NO requirement to use them.  They're just free with membership and the only forms the free lawyers will speak to.  But I can use NOLO forms, something an attorney of mine drafts up or something I write on the back of a napkin.

 

Purchase contract is 10 pages, unless the buyer's agent throws in additional disclosures or attachments.  Then it can grow to 30 pages.

Jul 08, 2019 09:30 AM
Rainmaker
4,350,946
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

We did..and I don't remember the details. A

Jul 08, 2019 08:41 AM
Rainmaker
1,487,313
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Yes, in form simplicity

Jul 08, 2019 09:04 PM
Rainmaker
1,039,495
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Yes

8 pages

 

Jul 08, 2019 08:34 PM
Rainmaker
3,096,965
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Standard form to buy is 15 pages.

Jul 12, 2019 11:47 AM
Rainer
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Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

Yes we do have statewide approved R.E. Forms and the standard contract is 8 pages here in GA.

Jul 10, 2019 10:22 AM
Rainmaker
491,280
Steven Nickens
Elite Pacific Properties Maui - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

Paul, Hawaii is 14 pages.

Jul 10, 2019 01:55 AM
Rainmaker
1,528,157
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

As Bob Crane wrote. Way TOOOOOOOO many!

Jul 09, 2019 07:12 AM